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Property tax collections pour in Friday and Saturday

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy The line was long and faces were serious on Friday at the Franklin County Courthouse as folks waited patiently for their turn to do their duty and pay their property taxes by the deadline of Feb. 28. The closing of the courthouse on Thursday due to snow likely made those lines even longer than usual Friday and Saturday. Despite the convenience of now being able to

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  • Clerk & Master’s Office damaged by broken HVAC line

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

    EDITOR brian justice Good news for property taxpayers — bad news for those who are delinquent. A roof located heating and air conditioning unit’s copper line burst sometime between last Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, causing water damage to three Franklin County Clerk & Master’s rooms, plus a hallway. The incident threated the 360 Wilton Circle, Winchester, office’s central computer system which houses delinquent tax records and court docket information.

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  • Courthouse roof project to affect Square traffic flow

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel For many years the Franklin County Courthouse has had an outdated roof, starting Monday the various leaking issues will begin to come to an end. TBM Inc., based out of Chattanooga, will begin the four to eight week project that will be blocking off parking adjacent to the courthouse and, on occasion, closing a traffic lane. Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart said traffic would be blocked

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Opening at New Location

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

          Ribbon Cutting held for The Body Shop Health and Wellness Studio The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the opening of the new location of The Body Shop Health and Wellness Studio located at 1840 Sharp Springs Road in Winchester. Call 931-361-4316 to hear about the services provided. Pictured, from left are, Chamber Executive Director Judy Taylor, Morgan Keen, Arianna Boyle, Alexis

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  • FC Chamber of Commerce to host 23rd Annual BIZ Expo, Round-up & Marketplace in March

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:40 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III To say that Judy Taylor, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Sam Henley, owner of Henley Supply Millwork, are excited about the upcoming annual BIZ Expo, Round-up and Marketplace event is an understatement. Taylor said that the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce strives to assist members in taking their business to a higher level by providing resources and programs such as the

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  • Duck River Electric Membership Corporation warns area users of secondary wintery blast

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      According to a press release from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, the threat today of a winter storm appears greatest for the middle Tennessee areas that are just recovering from ice damage and power outages earlier this week. DREMC just finished yesterday restoring power to the last of 13,700 members affected by outages from Monday’s snow storm. Mutual aid crews were sent home and the co-op stood down from

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Playtime is over for Obamacare’s foes

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread. While the health reforms were safely humming along, there was little political price for demanding their demise. Thanks to the Supreme Court, now there is. Years of carpet-bombing assaults on Obamacare have left many Americans thinking that they don’t like the Affordable Care Act. But

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  • A genuine heavyweight

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    There is a shorthand people around politics use when measuring potential presidents: Is this candidate really a “heavyweight” — meaning an individual of seriousness, intelligence and gravity — or is he, heaven forfend, a “lightweight” so un-reflective and superficial that he could tap-dance on a souffle? By every measurable standard, Mario Cuomo, the former three-time governor of New York who died on New Year’s Day at 82, was a genuine

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  • Use caution during holiday decorating

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November and December, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The dangers that lurk behind holiday cheer are often

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